BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

Key Stage



Extended Certificate



Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020






Performing and Creative Arts

Course Content & Assessment

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts provides opportunities to develop skills in creativity and performance, attain audition preparation and undertake professional training in a variety of disciplines.

The course structure is defined through a variety of unit options, and assessment styles, enabling you to develop both practical and theoretical skills.

Over the two year course you will undertake practical exploration into well-known practitioners, undertake group performance workshops and explore a range of performance styles. The flexibility of the course means that some content will be tailored specifically to your interests.

You will have the opportunity to develop your acting skills and performance techniques, personal skills and attributes. The course contains the valuable knowledge and employability skills you will need to succeed at higher level study or in your chosen career.

It is important to note that this course runs over a two year cycle, with no opportunity to attain Certification after year one.

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: GCSE Grade 5 in either Drama or Dance
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English and an interview with the Head of Drama

The course is practical in nature and suitable for those students considering pathways into the Performing Arts industry or higher education performance arts training.